Weed Terms You Should Know

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With certain old school terms making a comeback and new weed terms going viral, even seasoned stoners may find it difficult to keep up with the latest marijuana slang. Weed slang is used when you don’t want others to know what you’re talking about, but also just for fun and is constantly changing as methods and products go in and out of style. For example, with the rise of vaping and dabbing, a whole new vocabulary comes with it. We’re breaking down the most common weed terms to know.

What are other names for weed?

Stoners are super creative when it comes to talking about cannabis without actually saying the word “weed.” Some of the most commonly used names for weed are:









Green Goddess


Herb/Dry Herb/Flower



Mary Jane/Maria





Sticky Icky


What is cannabis slang for smoking weed?

With this list, you’ll be prepared when someone at a party asks if you “blaze.” There are dozens of weed slang terms for actually smoking marijuana. Many are generic for smoking like 420, burning, or getting high, but some are more specific to a certain activity like “dabbing”, which only refers to smoking vaporized cannabis extracts or concentrates, “hot boxing/clam baking”, which is smoking in an enclosed space like a car, or a casual “wake and bake”, where you literally roll out of bed and light up. These are a few other cannabis slang for smoking weed:



Burning/Burn One


Get high

Hot Boxing/Clam Baking

Toking/Toke Up


Wake and Bake

What are other ways to say “high”?

The main reason potheads love their ganja is the psychoactive effects from THC that make them feel “high”, so it’s no surprise that there are quite a few terms for the one-of-a-kind feeling.












Weed terms for dummies

420 - Slang for marijuana or April 20th (4/20), which is the unofficial marijuana holiday.

710 - Slang for dabbing. Spells out “oil” upsidedown and backwards.

Blunt - A marijuana cigarette wrapped with tobacco leaves. Blunts are usually on the larger side and hold roughly one gram of flower or flower and tobacco mix.

Bong - A water pipe used to smoke marijuana.

Bowl - The concave part of a bong, bubbler, or dry pipe that holds the flower. The bowl can be removable or fixed and comes in many shapes, depths, and joint sizes.

Budtender - An employee at a dispensary who helps customers select cannabis products and should be very knowledgeable about cannabis and the products available.

CBD - Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is naturally produced by the cannabis plant. CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects, so users will not get high. Under the 2018 farm bill, CBD is legal if derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC.

Couchlock - The lazy feeling after smoking where you don’t want to get up and do anything. If someone gets super baked, they may put on a movie and later realize that they haven’t left the couch for an hour.

Dab/Dabbing - Dabbing is the act of smoking vaporized cannabis concentrates or extracts such as wax, shatter, budder, or rosin. Dabbing requires special equipment (dab rig, scorch torch, nectar collector, or e-rig) because of the high temperatures needed to vaporize the extracts.

Delta-8 - A cannabis compound similar to THC that produces slight psychoactive effects. The legality of Dela-8 is in question and is currently unregulated at the federal level.

E-Rig - An electronic dab rig (E-Rig) is an electronic and portable version of a tabletop dab rig used for dabbing cannabis concentrates and extracts.

Edible - Any cannabis-infused food or drink like a pot brownie or CBD cocktail. Edibles often contain THC, but you can also find CBD edibles. Edibles can be made at home or bought at a dispensary.

Eighth - This refers to an eighth of an ounce, or 3.5 grams. It’s one of the most common cannabis measurements for dry herb due to its affordability.

Heady/Heady Glass - Any high-quality glassware (bong, dab rig, pipe, bubbler, etc.) that is intricate, unique, and hand blown by a glass artist instead of being mass produced.

Hybrid - A cannabis plant that is a mix between an indica and a sativa. Hybrids are often dominant in one subspecies or the other and are favored for their balanced effects.

Indica - Cannabis indica is a species of the cannabis plant that has short, wide leaves and is known to produce relaxation and help users sleep. This is referred to as a “body high”.

Joint - A cannabis cigarette rolled in paper that is the same as a hand-rolled cigarette, but without tobacco.

Percolator - Available in many shapes and styles, a percolator is an interior feature within a bong, dab rig, or bubbler that uses tiny holes to push the smoke through water for additional aeration and filtration. Devices with percolators produce softer hits that aren’t too harsh on the throat, though some styles will increase drag.

Rig - A rig, dab rig, or e-rig is a setup for dabbing cannabis concentrates. Comparable to a bong, which is used to smoke dry herb, a rig uses a nail or banger instead of a bowl.

Roach - The very end of a blunt or joint that no one wants to waste, but is difficult to smoke without burning your fingers.

Sativa - Cannabis sativa is a species of the cannabis plant that has tall, narrow leaves and is known to produce energetic, uplifting, and creative effects often called a “head high”.

Steam Roller - A type of smoking pipe that has the carb opposite the mouthpiece for large, quick hits.

Strain - A breed of a cannabis plant, typically falling into one of three categories: indica, sativa, or hybrid.

Spliff - A joint or blunt that contains a mix of cannabis and tobacco.

THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most sought after naturally occurring cannabis compound that is responsible for the psychoactive effects of feeling high. 

Topical - Any cannabis-infused cream, lotion, gel, body butter, or body oil that is absorbed directly through the skin for targeted treatment.

Vaporizer/Vape/Vape Pen - A portable smoking device that does not heat the cannabis material to the point of combustion, but just enough to vaporize. Vaporizers are electronic devices that contain a battery. They are compatible with vape carts, dry herb, or concentrates and are prized for being discreet, quick, and portable.

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